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October 2019

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45 15 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko stitching. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing. Join this fun class to learn basic fabric collage (tearing and arranging and tacking) and running…

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Tool Sharpening Skills

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$60 7 tickets left

Learn to sharpen hand tools such as planes, chisels, axes, and knives, or other tools with cutting edges such as lawn mower blades or shovels.  In this class, general hand sharpening techniques and tools will be reviewed and demonstrated, with plenty of time for students to then apply these techniques as they gain practical sharpening skills.  Students will leave with an understanding of edge shaping vs honing, types of cutting edges, how to create sharp edges and different sharpening techniques.…

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Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 10 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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November 2019

The Art of Grape Growing: Wines with a Sense of Place

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 20 tickets left

In this second of three classes in the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, discover just how much grape growing practices impact the flavor of wine. Taste wines that evoke a sense of place as you explore the term “terroir”. Learn about the evolution of a grape from bud to harvest and the crucial way in which vineyards are laid out. Gain new insight into what “organic”, “biodynamic” and “sustainable” means. Leave with a deeper appreciation for the rich viticultural history…

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Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 6 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your heart and your fingers desire. Come and experience the joy of weaving! There are only 6 looms available, unless you…

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Soap Making

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 6 tickets left

Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), the soap portion of the class will primarily be a demonstration. Students will leave the class fully prepared to make their own soap and will receive a manual that includes equipment lists, sources for ingredients and where to buy locally, and John’s ‘secret recipe.’ Each student will…

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Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$80 12 tickets left

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy learning the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each student has the option of following the chosen pattern (as shown…

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Holiday Breadmaking

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 10 tickets left

You'll be ready for the holidays with some delicious breads!  We’ll make Cardamom Bread, a delicately flavored braided yeasted bread.  In Finland it's called "pulla" and is typical in cafeterias where it is considered as sign of a high-quality place.  You'll discover multiple ways to use this versatile dough, and get in some good hand work braiding the dough. We will also make Pain d'Epices,  (French for "spice bread", loosely translated as "gingerbread" )a traditional French rye spice bread, the heartiest…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55 8 tickets left

Learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs that will please anyone lucky enough to receive the egg as a gift. In addition, Laurelie will instruct on making 1-dye, hanging Christmas ornament eggs. The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things written upon with color’, which will become clear as students…

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Intergenerational: Needle Felted Acorns

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 12 tickets left

A perfect introduction to needle felting for beginners, this class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Felting is often accomplished using water, soap and a hand rubbing process (wet felting).  Needle felting (dry felting) involves the…

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December 2019

The Art of Tasting Wine: Holiday Picks

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 20 tickets left

In this third class of the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, we will take a deep dive into wine tasting using the deductive method, just in time for the holiday season. We will cover sight, smell, taste and conclusion while sampling wines perfect for the holidays. We will learn wine terms and how to describe what you experience in your glass. Put your newfound knowledge to the test with a blind tasting and leave knowing how to determine a wine’s…

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But Enough About Me – Memoir Writing

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 12 tickets left

“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant”  --Emily Dickinson In this workshop we’ll learn, as Emily Dickinson advises, how to slant our observations of the world, to tell the truth, but in a manner more creative than simple recording.  We’ll practice memoir pieces using artistic techniques – vivid imagery, scenes, metaphors, dialogue and rhythms of language – to use our distinctive voices to tell our own unique experiences. Join local memoirist and poet Marge Barrett as she shares her…

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Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 20 tickets left

Love the smell of honey and the calming flicker of firelight?  Then come to this class and make your own pair of hand-dipped beeswax candles. Exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, and not to mention romantic, beeswax candles are the sought-after candle, but oh, so expensive to buy! Here you will work the craft and hand dip your own to take home.  You will also learn the history of candle making, material comparisons, resources, and discover interesting health benefits to this simple light…

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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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January 2020

Fresh New Year Vision Board

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Envision your best year yet! Be intentional and get the most out of your time and energy!  Join local professional coach Jen Bertsch for a mini-vision board workshop.  Explore your hopes and dreams.  Create an artistic visual plan that will ensure you accomplish what you hope to this year, and with inspiration for the future. This class is offered as a benefit to support the Marine Mills Folk School!  A goodwill offering of $20 is suggested.  An additional $5 is…

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Intergenerational: Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

Needle felt a beautiful Eastern Bluebird! Students will learn techniques for needle felting a three-dimensional, lifelike bird from corriedale wool roving, and to felt fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting wool means…

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March 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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